double clickGem Series Rapids - A Small But Powerful Succession of Grand Canyon Rapids
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6 or 7 Day Rafting Vacation

Mile 100.5-106 - Gem Series Rapids

Agate, Sapphire, Turquoise, Emerald, Ruby, and Serpentine; are the names of a half dozen rapids in that many miles. The Gem Series Rapids, often considered the younger siblings of the larger rapids upstream which include; Horn Creek, Granite, Hermit, and Crystal. Though smaller in size, the Gems should never be taken lightly. The power of the waves and drops in the Gems often surprise the most experienced boatmen, especially at low water when shallow boulders capable of destroying an outboard engine creep closer towards the surface.

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The lower Grand Canyon, as traveled by Western's 3 or 4 day expedition begins at Whitmore Wash (mile 188) and finishes at Lake Mead (mile 277).

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